Used nee­dle dis­cov­ered by chil­dren near Clarenville play­ground

The Packet (Clarenville) - - EDITORIAL - BY MARK SQUIBB THE PACKET CLARENVILLE, NL

Two par­ents say their chil­dren found a used, dis­carded nee­dle Satur­day evening near the play­ground on Hunt­ley Dr.

Both par­ents posted the story to Face­book Satur­day evening as an ef­fort to warn other par­ents.

Tanya Hol­loway, one of the par­ents, says that her child wrapped the nee­dle in a leaf, be­fore bring­ing it home.

Both chil­dren were brought to hos­pi­tal, along with the nee­dle, which was safely dis­posed of by hos­pi­tal staff.

Hol­loway says she re­ported the in­ci­dent to RCMP.

Both chil­dren are safe. As of Sun­day morn­ing, the par­ent’s posts have over 460 com­bined shares.

Clarenville RCMP told The Packet that if a nee­dle is lo­cated, RCMP should be no­ti­fied im­me­di­ately so that they can re­move it safely.

“Please all par­ents be aware of the dan­ger and warn your chil­dren a hun­dred times over never touch a nee­dle on the ground!!” Hol­loway said in her post.

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This nee­dle was dis­cov­ered in Clarenville Satur­day evening.

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